BenQ CP120 micro-portable digital projector with Wi-Fi

Posted on Friday, Jan 06 2006 @ 01:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BenQ today announced the availability of the CP120 micro-portable digital projector at CES 2006 in Las Vegas. This is the world's smallest and lightest projector with a built-in wireless capability. Ideal for small businesses and mobile professionals, the CP120 weighs only 2.9 pounds and offers flexible wireless connectivity with compatibility for the three most common variations of the IEEE802.11 wireless standard (i.e., 802.11a/b/g).

The CP120 provides a solid feature set that includes XGA native resolution, an ANSI brightness rating of 1500 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. In addition, the CP120 features BenQ's proprietary Golden Ratio Color Wheel that provides high-grade color reproduction. Using the Golden Ratio Color Wheel, the CP120 produces more natural flesh tones by delivering better color saturation on red and blue than standard RGB without sacrificing green. This feature brings a rich true color picture to all video formats, especially DVD, high-definition television or sporting event.

The CP120 also features a new technology for projectors: sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue). Defined by Microsoft and HP, sRGB creates color-matching between applications and hardware devices, such as monitors, scanners, printers and digital cameras to ensure that whatever users see on their computer screen will be exactly the same as what they will get from their projector. Unlike other projectors, sRGB ensures that users do not get a greenish color even if they prepared their presentation with a yellow background. They receive true-life colors regardless of whether they are making a presentation or watching a movie.

The CP120 features a password function for enhanced security purposes and has a cooling-off time of 30 seconds. Travelers can easily take advantage of the high-altitude mode, no-hassle sliding lens door, spring adjusting foot and position hole fit for a tripod, which make the projector not only easy to use, but easy to transport.

The projector is compatible with several video system input/output configurations, including NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and RGBHV). In addition, some of the optical technology behind the CP120 was developed by leading developer Carl Zeiss Optical System Design.

Specifications:
  • 8.58" (w) x 6.77" (h) x 2.40" (d) unit dimensions
  • 2.9 lbs weight
  • DLP-based chipset
  • IEEE802.11a/b/g wireless presenter
  • 2000:1 contrast ratio
  • 5-segment Golden Ratio Color Wheel
  • 4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
  • XGA native resolution
  • 54 inches at 6.6 feet throw ratio
  • 1500 ANSI lumens brightness
  • Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and RGBHV)
  • The CP120 is available for $1,799.


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